Check out this view! This is from the top of the gorgeous Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. This hotel is posh, and is definitely one of San Diego’s nicest. It’s located on Harbor Drive, right next to Seaport Village in downtown San Diego and it affords spectacular views of the bay. Think marble floors, fancy-schmancy restaurants, very lofted ceilings, hip bars and a clientele that ranges from families to celebrities. Thanks to Priceline, I got a ridiculously sweet deal on the hotel for two nights. And get this – there’s even a firepit for roasting s’mores right next to the huge pool! That’s right, during the summer (and most of the year, I think – it’s San Diego after all), there are poolside waiters who walk around with trays of s’mores for your nibbling pleasure. Now that’s what I call service.
As would be expected of a 4+ star hotel, the rooms at the Manchester Grand Hyatt were very comfortable and quite spacious. And the beds…what is it about hotel linen in nicer hotels? After staying here, I even found out that for a pretty penny, I could order the sheets online! There’s a good request for Santa. And ladies – yes, the bathroom was actually roomy!
Room service was great (except they didn’t really have a chocolate cake per se…it was more of a little brownie with some raspberries on top), and chocolates were placed on the pillows during the nighttime turn down service. This is definitely a great spot for a romantic getaway, even if it’s for just the weekend. The Manchester is within walking distance of San Diego’s famous Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village and is very close to the Convention Center as well. I really want to go back, so it’s time to start looking for holiday deals.
Can’t you just imagine yourself sipping on a tasty beverage next to this pool? Now that’s what I call relaxation.
Photos courtesy of The Manchester Grand Hyatt